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NYTimes looks at the Griffin iTalk

“To make recordings, the iTalk relies largely on voice memo software that is supplied with the iPod. However, the unit contains its own system for automatically adjusting the microphone’s sensitivity. Andrew Green, the vice president for marketing and design at Griffin, said the automatic gain control feature enables the microphone to record voices up to 100 feet away.”

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Comments

1

Just alot of info that can be found on Griffin’s site anyways…..I was hoping for a opinion

Posted by kalub88 on January 22, 2004 at 3:44 AM (PDT)

2

Can only record as wave? Thats going to suck considering you are not encoding, and just saving as wave, reducing recording time considerably. I’d get a cheap $15 Sony Digital Voice recorder instead.

Posted by Gaurang Patkar on January 22, 2004 at 4:45 AM (PDT)

3

That’s kind of a wasted article.  It’s not like they tested one or anything.

Posted by Adam on January 22, 2004 at 8:16 AM (PDT)

4

I was browsing the iTalk site, and noticed this…

Recorded File Specs (iPod Specified)
8KHz, 16 bit - mono

Only 8khz?!  And i’m guessing by the line “iPod Specified” that it’s a limitation of the iPod itself, not the iTalk.  I’m a bit dissapointed to hear this, as I was hoping the iPod + some sort of recording plugin would make a great device for recording live music.  Alas, i’ll have to buy a minidisc recorder after all.

Posted by dissapointed on January 22, 2004 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

5

If other players can offer realtime mp3 encoding, then I’m guessing the iPod can, too.  I hope it gets implemented in the next firmware.

Posted by dethbrakr on January 22, 2004 at 11:21 AM (PDT)

6

it says it supports an external mic. Could this be used for line in recording? Hopefully it will be the long awaited answer to the line in recording feature on the ipod

Posted by luke on January 24, 2004 at 8:07 AM (PDT)

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